One of the rapidly growing arts within historical fencing societies is that of sabre fencing in the late 19th century Italian style, originating with fencing masters who were employed to train mounted troops in the effective use of the military sabre. The Milanese fencing master Guiseppe Radaelli, is credited with starting the development of this style, while Salvatore Pecoraro introduced changes and refinements which resulted in the technique finally adopted for sabre at the Military Masters School in Rome.
The hilt design developed by Pecoraro has been reproduced in this Hanwei fencing saber with stainless steel guards and a hard-rubber grip inlaid with blackened wire. The blunted high-carbon flex-tempered steel blades closely follow the proportions of the period and are button-tipped for safety. The blade is somewhat shortened and lightened, with a rounded tip for effective training.